Sometimes, it seems, “Stuff” just piles up. No, I’m not talking piles of mail and things to be filed, put away or pitched. I’m talking about “Stuff” with a capital “S” … or another “S”-word.
Interesting stuff, that “S”-word. Although it isn’t pleasant, it has good use. Fertilizer. It provides nutrients for growth. I suppose we can look at the “Stuff” in our lives as providing opportunity for personal growth. Character growth (by now, I am a real character…) and spiritual growth.
By nature I am not a roll-with-it person. My natural tendencies are toward planning and wanting details. Life has been developing the roll-with-it muscle for me; through repetitive exercise. I have learned how little in life is in my control. A friend (thanks, Amy!) posted on her Facebook page this week a great verse.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
So, I make the coffee and thank God for it. Do you think He receives many thank-yous for Folgers? I know that each day is a blessing and, potentially, an adventure into the unknown. Each day is an opportunity for learning. Each day holds potential for exercising my roll-with-it muscle.